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1. The Shooting Party (1985)

98 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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While Europe stands on the brink of World War I in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud

Votes: 1,245

2. The Hireling (1973)

PG | 95 min | Drama

6.6
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A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Peter Egan, Caroline Mortimer

Votes: 561

3. The Return of the Soldier (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.8
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Kitty Baldry (Julie Christie) is a haughty society queen with a tunnelled view of life. Kitty's complacency is rocked when her husband, Captain Chris Baldry (Sir Alan Bates), returns from ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret, Alan Bates

Votes: 395

4. Brief Encounter (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

5.2
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Two strangers, both married to others, meet in a railroad station and find themselves in a brief but intense affair.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jack Hedley, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 372

5. Invasion (1965)

82 min | Sci-Fi

5.6
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An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the alien is taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Edward Judd, Yôko Tani, Valerie Gearon, Lyndon Brook

Votes: 325

6. Out of Season (1975)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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In this tense story of an unusual romantic triangle, middle-aged Ann (Vanessa Redgrave) and her teenage daughter Joanna (Susan George) manage a failing hotel on an island off the British ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Cliff Robertson, Susan George, Edward Evans

Votes: 322

7. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the Police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 240

8. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 203

9. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 183

10. Age of Innocence (1977)

101 min | Drama

6.1
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A troubled love story brews in a town where a conscientious objector comes to stay.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: David Warner, Honor Blackman, Trudy Young, Lois Maxwell

Votes: 118

11. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 112

12. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1959–1965)

Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Mystery crime stories with sometimes different cops and many now famous faces.

Stars: George Hilsdon, Bernard Lee, Stanley Morgan, Tony Wall

Votes: 107

13. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 87

14. Rain on the Roof (1980 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

6.9
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Another of Dennis Potter's "visitation dramas": Adultery by John disturbs Janet, so she flirts with the simple, mistreated Billy during the middle of giving him a reading lesson. ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Malcolm Stoddard, Michael Culver, Madeleine Hinde

Votes: 79

15. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: John Gabriel, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Erik Chitty, Peter Copley

Votes: 78

16. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.6
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Stars: Ralph G. Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 76

17. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 72

18. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Pudd'nhead Wilson (1984)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A slave switches her light-skinned baby with her master's baby. The child grows up raised by whites.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Lise Hilboldt, Ken Howard, James Pritchett, Dick Latessa

Votes: 59

19. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 49

20. Little Girl in Blue Velvet (1978)

108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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An old surgeon falls in love with an intellectual underage girl.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Claudia Cardinale, Lara Wendel, Umberto Orsini

Votes: 44

21. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 40

22. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Lie (1970)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A couple are trapped in their marriage and way of life. Locked up in their bourgeois inferno.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Frank Finlay, Gemma Jones, Adam Tandy, Lysandre De La Haye

Votes: 40

23. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Traitor (1971)

61 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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Dishillusioned by his rich, aristocratic upbringing in Britain, top foreign office diplomat Adrian Harris became a spy for the Russians. He escaped to Moscow after being found out and it is... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: John Le Mesurier, Jack Hedley, Vincent Ball, Neil McCallum

Votes: 40

24. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

8.1
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Stars: Madge Ryan, Anthony Bate, James Maxwell, Michael Caine

Votes: 36

25. Act of Murder (1964)

62 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A dangerous psychological game plays out between a man and the husband of the lover who spurned him.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: John Carson, Anthony Bate, Justine Lord, Duncan Lewis

Votes: 34

26. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1959–1965)
Episode: Act of Murder (1964)

62 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A happily married couple plan a vacation in the city to see several stage plays, as the wife is an ex-actress. They arrange to temporarily swap residences with an older couple who want to ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: John Carson, Anthony Bate, Justine Lord, Duncan Lewis

Votes: 34

27. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Stranger in the Family (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A young man, known as 'Boy', is born with no fingernails and with mental powers that enable him to control others. He falls for a young actress, initially repulsed, whose agent-boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Richard O'Callaghan, Justine Lord, Eric Lander, Peter Copley

Votes: 33

28. Saturday Sunday Monday (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.4
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One Saturday evening, Rosa Priore is preparing a magnificent Sunday lunch for her family and their friends. By Sunday afternoon her life and marriage are in ruins.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Joan Plowright, Maggie Wells, Frank Finlay, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 32

29. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Stars: Robin Chadwick, Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 30

30. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Wild Duck (1971)

Drama

7.9
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Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Derek Godfrey, Mark Dignam, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 27

31. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Joe's Ark (1974)

66 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The religious beliefs of pet shop owner Joe (Freddie Jones) are shaken by the terminal illness of his daughter Lucy (Angharad Rees). For Potter, this play "makes more than a wry nod at ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Freddie Jones, Angharad Rees, Dennis Waterman, Christopher Guard

Votes: 26

32. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Margery Mason

Votes: 24

33. The Sextet (1972– )
Episode: Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1972)

69 min | Drama

7.4
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A disturbed actor takes refuge in drugs and therapy.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Billie Whitelaw, Richard Vernon, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 21

34. Les Misérables (1967– )

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Ten-part BBC adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel.

Stars: Frank Finlay, Anthony Bate, Alan Rowe, Lesley Roach

Votes: 18

35. Churchill's People (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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An historical anthology series based on "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", Sir Winston Churchill's four volume history of Britain and its former colonies.

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bernard Hepton, Geoffrey Matthews, Mark Donaldson

Votes: 17

36. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Family

7.8
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Adapted from the Beatrix Potter story tells the story of the pignap of Little Pig Robinson by Captain Barnabus Butcher who fools Robinson into believing he is being taken on a trip to visit... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Timothy Spall, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Barry Jackson

Votes: 17

37. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Displaced Person (1985)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Stan Shaw, Rosemary Leach, Ricco Ross, Neville Aurelius

Votes: 17

38. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: King Oedipus (1972)

Drama

8.2
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Resolving the riddle of the Sphinx makes Oedipus the king of Thebes, but he also resolves another mystery - and it destroys him.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Ian Holm, Sheila Allen, Alan Webb, Anthony Bate

Votes: 17

39. Very Like a Whale (1980 TV Movie)

86 min

6.5
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A rich industrialist reaches the heights of success but finds himself increasingly isolated from everyone around him.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Alan Bates, Gemma Jones, Ann Bell, Anna Cropper

Votes: 15

40. Studio 4 (1962– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Anthology series of plays filmed at the BBC TV centre's newly constructed Studio Four.

Stars: Marjorie Wilde, Frederick Farley, David Spenser, Dallas Cavell

Votes: 13

41. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

7.1
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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: Ray Handy, Bill Meilen, John Carson, Alex Scott

Votes: 12

42. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, Barbara Couper, John DeVaut

Votes: 10

43. Shelley (1972 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Peter Bowles, Nicolas Chagrin, David Dundas

Votes: 10

44. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Julius Caesar (1969)

Drama

7.9
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Highly-placed Romans plot the murder of Julius Caesar.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Robert Stephens, Frank Finlay, Maurice Denham, Edward Woodward

Votes: 10

45. Great Expectations (1967– )

25 min | Drama

7.6
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Stars: Gary Bond, Francesca Annis, Maxine Audley, Neil McCarthy

Votes: 9

46. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Days to Come (1966)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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Set in the future where people live in peace in a sealed bubble, they are divided into four levels - Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and deviants who cannot conform to the society. Elizabeth is from a ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Judi Dench, Dinsdale Landen, Bernard Archard, Michael Gough

Votes: 9

47. Story Parade (1964–1965)

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Stars: Norman Rodway, Noel Hood, Paul Dawkins, John Saunders

Votes: 8

48. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Emma's Time (1970)

80 min | Drama

9.0
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Emma, who lived with an author for the last two years of his life, is involved in a television film about him.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Michele Dotrice, Andrew Keir, Ian Holm, Pauline Yates

Votes: 8

49. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Let's Murder Vivaldi (1968)

65 min | Drama

9.1
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Two couples, one fights all the time and the others let tensions in their relationship build until one stabs the other, the ones that fight end up saying oh well let's murder Vivaldi they pick up their violins and play together.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Gwen Watford, Glenda Jackson, David Sumner

Votes: 8

50. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: The Mind Beyond: Double Echo (1976)

60 min | Drama

5.9
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Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Jeremy Kemp, Anthony Bate, Gerry Cowper, Clifford Rose

Votes: 8



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